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Data-Driven City Management

Many major cities recognize the opportunity to improve urban life with data analytics, and are exploring how to use information technologies to develop smarter services and a more sustainable footprint. Amsterdam, which has been working toward becoming a ?ÛÏsmart city?۝ for almost 7 years, offers insights into the complexities facing city managers who see the opportunity with data, but must collaborate with a diverse group of stakeholders to achieve their goals. The city's chief technology officer, Ger Baron, makes it clear that their efforts are still early days: ?ÛÏI can give you the nice stories that we're doing great stuff with data and information, but we're very much at a starting point,?۝ he says.

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